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Work done by expanding piston

Air expands inside a horizontal cylinder with a piston. The initial volume is 1.0 ft^3, and the initial pressure is 1500 psia. The air expands to 8.0 ft^3, with pV^1.4=constant. Sketch the system (5 points), and calculate the work done (20 points).

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The solution examines the work done by expanding pistons in a horizontal cylinder.